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Hi all, I’m trying yet another experiment!! Am giving growing oyster mushrooms a go by basically following the advice in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ystRW4rlqTk
I purchased some pink oyster mushrooms (they were in a one of those plastic containers) from the fruit market, cut off the stems and placed them on layers of cardboard (that I had boiled) in a clean plastic container. I then placed the whole thing in a cupboard. This was on Monday night. I picked pink oysters because I figure they would look fairly distinctive just in case I started growing some other kind of fungus!
I couldn’t help having a peek tonight to see whether anything was happening. Pleased to report it seems to be creating lots of mycelium already (alot in fact)!! :woohoo:
My plan is to use the layers of cardboard to “seed” the inside of a roll of kitchen towel or unbleached toilet paper and see what happens. I figure if it all goes wrong at least I can bury it all to nourish a tree or something.
Will leave the experiment alone for another week or two then post a photo if it’s working.
I have to say though the oysters are obviously extremely fast growing beasties! Has anyone else got any experience growing them?
Yes, I grow them. They can turn from pink to white.
Hi Worowa. Didn’t know they can turn from pink to white! Thanks for telling me. Do they grow really fast? What medium do you grow them in?
Not as fast as blue or white oysters.
I make wheat grain spawn, then use that on sawdust/rice hulls/bran.
WOW!!! 8 days of growth…